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South Carolina grand jury indicts Ray Lewis' son on charge of criminal sexual conduct

Ray Anthony Lewis III has been indicted on third-degree criminal sexual conduct

The son of former Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis has been indicted on a charge of third-degree criminal sexual conduct by a South Carolina grand jury, prosecutors said.

Ray Anthony Lewis III was indicted Aug. 11 in Horry County court. His attorney could not immediately be reached for comment.

The former Coastal Carolina University cornerback is accused of sexually assaulting an 18-year-old woman while knowing she was under the influence, Conway City Police said.

The case is being prosecuted by the office of Horry County Solicitor Jimmy Richardson. He declined to comment Thursday.

The alleged assault occurred early Jan. 23 across the street from Coastal Carolina, police said. Officers responded a few hours later to a nearby medical center, where two victims alleged that Lewis had assaulted them, according to a police report.

Lewis was arrested and charged in April. At that time, his attorney, Edward T.M. Garland, said in a statement the sex was consensual.

"At the time of the sexual encounter, the two girls involved were fully conscious of what they were doing and knowingly consented. We are confident that a thorough evaluation of the facts will show that there was no crime committed," he said in the April statement.

Lewis was suspended indefinitely from the Coastal Carolina football team upon his arrest, an athletics department spokesman has said. And a university spokeswoman said in April the administration was investigating the alleged incident.

A message left for a spokeswoman for Ray Lewis, his father, was also not returned. A trial has not yet been scheduled.

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